Album Chart Topper
MC Hammer has sold more than 50 million albums, and Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em is still one of the best-selling hip-hop albums of all time. His signature song, "U Can't Touch This," topped the chart for 21 weeks in the early '90s.
Over the years, MC Hammer—also known as "Hammer"—has received armfuls of awards, including three Grammys and eight American Music Awards.
The Dance Moves
In the '90s, everyone tried to replicate MC Hammer's signature dance moves—even Oprah!
Hammer became a preacher in the late 1990s, and he officiates weddings for close friends from time to time.
Today, Hammer is pursuing other passions—technology and social media. He's given lectures about new media at Harvard, Wharton, Stanford and Oxford and has more than 2 million followers on Twitter.
Watch a day in the life of MC Hammer.
He Still Got It
Hammer hasn't left the music industry completely—he owns his own record label and shows off his untouchable dance moves at concerts about 50 times a year.
MC Hammer's new passion
Published on February 03, 2011